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September 19, 2015

Sport heritage and innovation is the theme of Doors Open Waterloo Region 2015 as we join the Ontario Heritage Trust and Doors Open Ontario in their year-long celebration of sport.

Waterloo Region is a vital and prosperous area in southern Ontario, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Toronto. The region is made up of three urban municipalities – Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo – and four rural townships – North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich.

With a combined population of more than 553,000, Waterloo Region is one of the fastest-growing areas in Ontario and is expected to reach a total population of 729,000 by 2031.

Waterloo Region residents enjoy excellent educational institutions, health services and cultural and recreational facilities. The Region of Waterloo International Airport affords convenient access to domestic and international destinations; Toronto's Pearson International Airport is located only 45 minutes away.

Waterloo Region is distinguished by exceptional access to quality post-secondary educational institutions and world-class skills and talent. The University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning host over 50,000 post-secondary students annually, including 10,000 graduate and 11,000 cooperative education students. Wilfrid Laurier University has one of the largest business schools in Canada, and is renowned for its science and music faculties. The University of Waterloo is home to the largest cooperative education program in the world, and is consistently ranked first in its role as the nation's most innovative university.

Our balance of urban and rural landscapes and lifestyles, skilled labour force, proximity to major North American markets and transportation networks, as well as diverse ethnic makeup, contribute to the continued success of this area.

Do you want to get involved?

If you'd like to volunteer with Doors Open Waterloo Region 2015, send us an email at doorsopen@regionofwaterloo.ca.

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Aeryon Labs Inc.

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575 Kumpf Drive
Waterloo , Ontario
Year built: 1979
Architect: Rieder Hymmen and Lobban Architects
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aeryon Labs designs and builds small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) that have set the standard for immediate aerial intelligence gathering and reliable flight performance in military, public safety and commercial applications. Doors Open visitors will see where these sUAS devices are assembled and tested, and watch them in action during onsite flight demonstrations. Access by guided tour only.
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Ayr Financial Services (former Ayr Carnegie Library)

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92 Stanley Street
Ayr, Ontario
Year built: 1911
Architect: W.E. Binning
Building type: Library
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ayr was the smallest Ontario town awarded a Carnegie grant to build a public library. The library operated here until 2004. In 2012, Ayr Financial Services completed a creative interior renovation, preserving many heritage features – including the façade, interior classical archways, pressed-tin ceilings and stained glass. Come explore this excellent adaptive reuse project.
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Ayr Lawn Bowling Club

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10 Tannery Street
Ayr, Ontario
Year built: 1895
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A hands-on Doors Open site. A warm welcome awaits you at one of Waterloo Region’s oldest continuously operating sports venues, located near a beautiful bend in the Nith River and virtually unchanged in 120 years. Test your skills on the historical bowling green (no experience necessary!), visit the original clubhouse, browse vintage photographs and trophies, breathe the fresh air ...
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Big Footprints Inc.

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25 Milling Road, 3rd floor (Hespeler Furniture Building)
Cambridge, Ontario
Year built: 1901-13
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Hespeler Furniture Company manufactured high-end furniture here until the 1970s. Since 2000, Big Footprints has provided creative graphic design, print and display products and services, locally and internationally, including large-format printing, mounting and laminating for indoors and outdoors. See the original post-and-beam construction, ceilings, flooring and red-brick walls, as well as modern large-format production equipment.
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Button Factory Arts

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25 Regina Street South
Waterloo, Ontario
Year built: 1886
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This former factory, which was successfully adapted for a new use, retains many original architectural features, including the numerous windows that create a bright interior. Richard Roschman’s button manufacturing company was in operation here until 1944. The building has been home to the Waterloo Community Arts Centre since 1993.
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Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science at Wilfrid Laurier University

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65 Lodge Street
Waterloo , Ontario
Year built: 2015
Architect: Parkin Architects Ltd., Toronto
Building type: Green building
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This centre – home to the Laurier-Government of Northwest Territories Partnership – is an award-winning building that blends light-filled spaces with laboratories that replicate arctic climate conditions and incorporates energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable design. Tours of this facility include the research labs and rooftop greenhouse. Visitors can also view the art installation Water Movements/Multiple States, which emphasizes the shifting form of water.
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Church of the Holy Saviour (Anglican)

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33 Allen Street East
Waterloo, Ontario
Year built: 1898
Architect: Eden Smith
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This Anglican church has some of the region’s best carved woodwork, all by Globe Furniture Company, including the narthex and chancel screens, pulpit, lectern, panelling, pews, choir stalls and a Last Supper reredos. Eden Smith also designed another participating site: Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP. Attend an illustrated talk about Globe Furniture at 1 p.m. at nearby St. Louis Catholic Church.
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CIGI Campus

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67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario
Year built: 2011
Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Winner of six architectural awards, CIGI Campus is a hub of international affairs research and studies. Its academic and research programs are partnerships between the Centre for International Governance Innovation and others, including the Balsillie School of International Affairs. The complex features a landscaped courtyard, bell tower and wood-clad 250-seat auditorium. Scheduled road construction will not affect this site’s participation.
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City of Waterloo Museum

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550 King Street North (Conestoga Mall, at the entrance between Hudson’s Bay and Galaxy Cinema)
Waterloo, Ontario
Building type: Museum
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Remember wearing school colours on track and field day, buying a nickel ice cream cone, or watching movies in the park? The exhibit entitled Waterloo Park, Jewel of the City, 125th Anniversary includes artifacts, images and stories from the park’s rich sport heritage. Peek behind the scenes at other sporting treasures in the rarely seen collections storage area!
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Clearpath Robotics

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1425 Strasburg Road, Unit 2A
Kitchener , Ontario
Year built: 2014
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; guided tours depart approximately every 20 minutes
Clearpath Robotics, a University of Waterloo spinoff established in 2009, is dedicated to automating the world's dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs with intelligent service robots. Stop by the colourful headquarters for a tour, learn how the land, air, sea and lab robots are made, and watch them in action during live demos! Access by guided tour only.

Cranberry House Bed and Breakfast

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54 Waterloo Street
New Hamburg , Ontario
Year built: 1872
Style: Italianate
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This Italianate-style home was built for the prominent New Hamburg family of William and Ann Millar. The yellow triple-brick walls are graced by pairs of arched windows with finely detailed hood mouldings that face the street. Inside, the rooms are decorated with authentic period lighting fixtures and furnishings; original details include flooring, windows, mouldings, central stairs and landings.
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Detweiler Meetinghouse

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3445 Roseville Road
Roseville, Ontario
Year built: 1855
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Detweiler Meetinghouse, Ontario’s only surviving stone Mennonite meetinghouse, has been carefully restored to its 1855 appearance, including its Georgian hand-blown glass windows and original pine floors. Lively acoustics make it attractive as a live performance venue; it is also available for milestone occasions.
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Site is protected by the Ontario Heritage Trust

First Church of Christ, Scientist

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64 Water Street North
Kitchener, Ontario
Year built: 1899
Architect: Joseph Taft, New York
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Don’t miss the rare opportunity to visit this magnificent arts and crafts-style treasure, whose dry-laid stone foundation, corner turret and triangular footprint are distinctive. See abundant hardwood trim throughout the interior, as well as the curved benches, leaded and stained-glass windows, and 1,098-pipe Casavant organ from 1911. This is the first Christian Science church built outside the United States.
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Former Waterloo County Courthouse and Gaol

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20 Weber Street East and 77 Queen Street North
Kitchener, Ontario
Year built: 1853 (gaol); 1964 (courthouse), renovated 2014 (courthouse)
Architect: Mellish and Russell (1853); Snider Huget and March Architects and Engineers (1964), Robertson Simmons architects inc. (2014)
Building type: Courthouse
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A notable example of modern architecture on the site of the original c.1852 Waterloo County Courthouse, this former courthouse was recently renovated for Region of Waterloo office space. Original details include the Conestoga wagon-inspired entrance, boomerang-shaped floor plan, interior tile and terrazzo floor. Also visit the neighbouring former Waterloo County Gaol, and the gardens in its former exercise yard.
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Galt Arena Gardens

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98 Shade Street
Cambridge, Ontario
Year built: 1922
Architect: F.C. Bodley
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Galt Arena Gardens is the oldest continually operating indoor hockey arena in existence. Behind the limestone and brick façade, original fir ceilings span the ice. See arena artifacts, including seats, signs, equipment and photos. Join expert guide and author David Menary's engaging tours and hear tales of colourful personalities and watershed moments in hockey, speed skating and even barrel jumping!
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Galt Collegiate Institute

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200 Water Street North
Cambridge, Ontario
Year built: 1852, 1906, 1923 and later additions
Architect: Walter W. Stewart (1906), Cameron and Ralston (1923)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Galt Collegiate Institute is among the oldest continually operating schools in Ontario. Original sections of the imposing “Castle by the River” date from 1852. The baronial stone façade dates from 1906, and Tassie Hall, a restored 650-seat theatre, from 1923. The 1,000-student collegiate community is proud to share its historical artifacts, along with a glimpse inside a modern, vibrant school.
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Grand River Brewing

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295 Ainslie Street
Cambridge , Ontario
Year built: c. 1913, renovated 2003
Building type: Food and drink
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; brewery tours at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (40 visitors maximum per tour)
Grand River Brewing is located in the original home of the Galt Knife Company. Enter through the retail store and join the staff in the beautiful hospitality room, where visitors can taste Grand River’s beers for $1 per sample. Behind-the-scenes tours also available.
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Greenfield Village Heritage Walking Tour

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Meet at 3185 Greenfield Road
Ayr, Ontario
Year built: 1831-90
Landscape type: Landscape
Saturday: guided tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., rain or shine; limited to the first 25 arrivals; sturdy footwear is recommended
For this popular historical walking tour, meet at 3185 Greenfield Road. Greenfield, the first heritage conservation district in North Dumfries, is a relatively intact 19th-century mill village. On the tour, see original buildings of the Goldie Milling Company, and hike to the Nith River to see remnants of the milling operation. Access by guided tours only.
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Heritage Wilmot Historical Walking Tours

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Meet at the New Hamburg Public Library (145 Huron Street)
New Hamburg , Ontario
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; tours at 10 a.m., Noon and 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
Al Junker of Heritage Wilmot guides this walk through New Hamburg’s heritage conservation district, rich in social and architectural history. End at the Nith River with a view of the 65-foot (19-metre) New Hamburg waterwheel, presented to the community by the New Hamburg Board of Trade.
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HockeyTech Analytics at University of Waterloo Columbia Icefield Arena

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Northwest corner of Columbia Street West and Hagey Blvd. (Free parking at UW Lot X, from Hagey Blvd., for Doors Open)
Waterloo, Ontario
Saturday: on-ice demonstrations at 2 and 4 p.m.
HockeyTech leads the research and development of analytic data gathering, applications and usage in hockey. Players will be tracked by sensors on the University of Waterloo Columbia Icefield Arena ceiling. Visitors can see this pioneering technology gathering data on speed, position, ice time and more! Bring a coat. Free parking in UW Lot X on Hagey Blvd.
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Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex

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400 East Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario
Year built: 1951; expansion 2012
Architect: Jenkins & Wright (1951)
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Experience this rare opportunity of a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Waterloo Region’s premier, historical sports and entertainment venue. Visit the Kitchener Rangers dressing room, Gibson’s Lounge, a luxury suite and more. Interact with the Kitchener Rangers, Kitchener Panthers and City of Kitchener staff. Learn about the 2012 expansion project and visit the Rangers Hall of History.
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Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre

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9 Princess Street East
Waterloo , Ontario
Year built: c. 1948, 2009
Architect: Totten Sims Hubicki Associates (2009)
Building type: Theatre
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This volunteer-run community theatre, founded in 1935, bought its current building in 1954. The original wood-framed front of the theatre burned in 2002, but the theatre rebuilt and reopened. The company produces a half dozen productions each year. Visitors will see tools of the theatrical trade and take a behind-the-scenes peek at the season opener, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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McMaster University Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

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10B Victoria Street South (Free parking in Lot 3, from Joseph Street, for Doors Open)
Kitchener, Ontario
Year built: 2009
Architect: Siamak Hariri, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The subdued design of this School of Medicine, in the heart of Kitchener’s Innovation District, contrasts with that of its landmark neighbour, the School of Pharmacy. Tour the campus, including a clinical skills laboratory with four observation rooms, video-conferencing classrooms and a state-of-the-art anatomy lab with a high-definition video system. Scheduled Victoria Street construction will not affect this site's participation.
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New Hamburg Library

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145 Huron Street
New Hamburg , Ontario
Year built: 1914-15
Architect: James A. Russell
Style: Classical revival
Building type: Library
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This handsome yellow-brick building celebrates 100 years in 2015. It is one of eight libraries built in Waterloo County between 1900 and 1925, all funded by Carnegie library grants, and one of only three that is still operating as a library. The detailed façade has been well preserved. Inside, original elements include wainscoting, staircase woodwork and some flooring and shelving.
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Old Hespeler Town Hall (The Hespeler Heritage Centre)

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11 Tannery Street East
Cambridge, Ontario
Year built: 1914-15
Architect: John Evans, Evans & Fulford, Galt
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This handsome building is home to the archives and historical displays of The Company of Neighbours, volunteers dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Hespeler history and community. Sports photos, memorabilia and equipment (including the work of local manufacturers), well-known and home-town players of hockey, lacrosse, rugby, baseball, soccer and boxing will all be brought to life by knowledgeable hosts.
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Playball Academy Canada

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10 Executive Place
Kitchener, Ontario
Year built: 2014-15
Architect: John MacDonald Architect
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A hands-on Doors Open site. Baseball and softball are always in season at Waterloo Region’s first indoor baseball facility, Playball Academy Canada. The innovative, 2,137-square-metre (23,000-square-foot) facility features a full-size infield, six batting cages, six dirt pitching mounds and a fully equipped gym. Try out the batting cages, tour the facility and learn more about baseball playing and training.
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Polocorp (former J.M. Schneider Home)

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379 Queen Street South
Kitchener, Ontario
Year built: 1878; addition 2001
Architect: Robert J. Dyck (2001)
Style: Italianate
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Originally known as “Buena Vista,” this imposing, two-storey, red-brick, Italianate-style residence was “modernized” with Queen Anne features around the turn of the 19th century. Built for insurance broker J.M. Staebler and later acquired by the J.M. Schneider family, the home and original coach house contain much of the original woodwork, stained glass and decorative plaster work.
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Puddicombe House

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145 Peel Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
Year built: c. 1868
Architect: William Hamilton
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Built by Samuel Merner (businessman, MP and senator), this Italianate house was in the Puddicombe family from 1888 to 1969. Restored in 2006 to accommodate a restaurant, spa, hair salon and bed and breakfast, the richly-decorated house has 12-foot ceilings with plaster cornice mouldings and painted detail. Original blueprints on display.
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Robson Carpenter LLP (former Canadian Bank of Commerce)

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10 Northumberland Street
Ayr, Ontario
Year built: c. 1904
Architect: Darling and Pearson
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One of many Canadian bank buildings designed by the prolific Darling and Pearson, this branch of the Canadian Bank of Commerce operated here until 1963. Many original interior features have been preserved, and the third floor is a bright, beautiful adaptive renovation. The building, now housing a law firm, anchors the other historical buildings on Northumberland Street in downtown Ayr.
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Rockway Golf Course

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625 Rockway Drive
Kitchener , Ontario
Year built: 1935, 1972, 1991
Architect: Stanley Thompson
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pick up a club for putting and driving games at this historical, mature, beautifully landscaped 18-hole par 70 golf course, designed by prolific Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson. Home to well-known golfers Gary Cowan, Gerry Kesselring and Moe Norman, Rockway celebrates 80 years in 2015 and the heritage of this hands-on site will be showcased during Doors Open.
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St. John the Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church

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2150 Bleams Road
Kitchener , Ontario
Year built: 1994
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Serving the several thousand people of the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge and Guelph Romanian Orthodox community, the church was designed in the form of an ark, and in 2011 nearly every inch of the walls and ceiling were decorated with magnificent, traditional, hand-painted frescoes and icons, telling the story of Christ in images. The iconostasis wall is adorned with icons and vigil lamps.
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St. Louis Catholic Church

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53 Allen Street East
Waterloo , Ontario
Year built: 1890, 1915, 1960
Architect: Charles Moogk
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This church features beautiful stained-glass windows, carved woodwork, hand-painted ceilings and a pipe organ installed in memory of war dead. During Doors Open, organ recitals will occur at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. An illustrated talk about the Globe Furniture Company – the local firm that created the original carved woodwork – will occur at 1 p.m.
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St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

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144 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
Year built: 1911
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This congregation was founded in 1910; the church was dedicated the following year. The interior features a unique wood and brass pulpit, stained-glass windows and carved woodwork, including the pews and balcony front. The balcony seats were originally movie theatre seats from the Regent Theatre, New Hamburg’s first and only movie theatre.
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Sorbara, Schumacher, McCann LLP

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31 Union Street East
Waterloo, Ontario
Year built: 1913, additions 1923 and 2013
Architect: Eden Smith and Sons (1913); BJC architects inc. (2013)
Building type: Commercial
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Throughout 2010, Sorbara Law worked diligently to restore the many original features and retain the heritage character, both inside and out, of its new Waterloo office – the gracious home built by Eden Smith for Thomas and Dorothy Seagram. In 2013, the firm built a large addition, sympathetic in style to the original building and linked through a windowed corridor.
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The Boathouse - Sports Stories Spotlight

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57 Jubilee Drive
Kitchener , Ontario
Building type: Food and drink
Saturday: 3 to 5 p.m.
Gather at The Boathouse in historical Victoria Park for an exciting Doors Open event on the theme of Ontario’s sport heritage. Experts from the regional ranks of sport history, journalism and broadcast media will present stories and images of local sports through the ages, from grassroots clubs to Olympic contenders, followed by an open question-and-answer session.
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Trinity Anglican Church

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12 Blair Road
Cambridge, Ontario
Year built: 1844; 1885
Architect: R.C. Windeyer (1885)
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Trinity Anglican is the oldest church building in Galt (Cambridge), set in a traditional churchyard surrounded by a cobblestone fence with a 1909 lych gate. Trinity’s striking, exposed-timber nave roof has ornately decorated trusses. Other highlights include beautiful stained-glass windows, an 1845 bell, an abundance of carved woodwork by Waterloo’s Globe Furniture Company, and other vintage wood trim.
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Trinity Lutheran Church

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23 Church Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
Year built: 1910, 1957, 1983, 1990
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran's sanctuary retains its original non-pictorial stained-glass windows, original vaulted ceiling supported on decorative aisle columns, and much original carved woodwork – including chancel panelling and furniture, the altar, pulpit, communion table, hymn boards, pews and balcony front. Explore a church that has creatively integrated its original facility into a site that welcomes and serves a contemporary community.
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Waterloo Masjid

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213 Erb Street West
Waterloo, Ontario
Year built: 1984
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Everyone is welcome! Waterloo Masjid is a good example of modern Islamic architecture, with a prominent minaret and a bright, beautiful prayer hall under a domed skylight. Enjoy interactive guided tours, an Islamic poster exhibition and Islamic documentary screenings throughout the day, along with free, tasty snacks and gifts. A great site to visit for the whole family.
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Waterloo Tennis Club

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In Waterloo Park (Central Street entrance)
Waterloo , Ontario
Year built: 1915, 1968
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tennis courts have been a part of Waterloo Park since about 1900. During Doors Open, visit Waterloo’s oldest sporting club, established here in 1915. Tour the 1968 clubhouse, see the club’s 100th anniversary history display panels and grab a racquet and join the club pro on a clay court to try out the sport!
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Young Chapel, Mount View Cemetery

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80 Blenheim Road
Cambridge , Ontario
Year built: 1928-29
Architect: G.R. Gouinlock
Style: Gothic revival
Building type: Place of worship
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Unchanged and rarely opened, this chapel boasts beautiful original exposed-timber roof, stained-glass windows, chandeliers and woodwork. See the original basement vault and two-floor casket hoist system. The exterior features superb stonemasonry, original lighting and a slate roof. The chapel was built by the family of James Young, local businessman, journalist and MP in Canada’s first parliament (1867).